After the commercials, C.J. is called to Leo's office so he can apprise her of the situation with the pilot. He tells her that a Pentagon team is coming over to brief her. C.J. asks, "Is there a rescue mission?" Leo looks hesitant but then says that the President gave the order an hour earlier. C.J. says that the Iraqis are going to be providing footage of a burning airplane, and that will be all over CNN within two hours, and that the press will have the news before they're even done with whatever's going on in the Situation Room. Leo says, "Which is the problem with conducting a covert rescue mission in this age of instant news." He pauses and gives her a look, and inquires, "You understand what I'm telling you?" C.J. says she does. Leo's not sure, because of the problem a few months ago during the India/Pakistan mess, and asserts that she was uncomfortable with lying to the press about that. C.J. stands her ground and says, "I wasn't lying to the press about India/Pakistan. I was lied to by you, which made me look like an idiot." Leo looks like he wasn't expecting that response but doesn't react too much; he just stares at her for a moment before saying, "Well, I'm not lying to you now." He proceeds to give her the basic details of the mission. C.J. says, "We're going to pay a price for misleading the press." Leo doesn't care.
Episode Report CardDeborah: A | 721 USERS: B-
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